2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 33. Public inland waters.
33.45 Board of commissioners; powers.


33.45 Board of commissioners; powers.


(1) The board of commissioners may develop and implement plans, projects or programs to do any or all of the following:


(a) Improve the water quality and the scenic, economic and environmental value of the surface waters and the groundwaters of the county.


(b) Protect or enhance the recreational use of the navigable waters of the county.


(c) Coordinate and integrate, for efficient and effective cost management, any county programs or projects for the waters of the county that relate to any of the following:


1. Surface water and groundwater quality.


2. The recreational use of and public access to navigable waters.


3. Water safety and boating regulations.


4. Algae and aquatic plant management.


(d) Reduce soil erosion and bring cropland soil erosion loss into conformance with s. 92.025.


(2) The board of commissioners may develop and propose to the county board programs or projects to make improvements to the navigable waters in the county including, but not limited to, constructing and maintaining public boat launching facilities, maintaining park or other open natural areas adjacent to the navigable waters, implementing shoreline maintenance requests, maintaining and improving locks and dredging waterways.


(3) The board of commissioners may create advisory committees as it considers necessary to apprise the board of commissioners of the information necessary to implement its duties and powers. The advisory committees may include, but are not limited to, representatives of the following: fishing groups; farmers; businesses; riparian and other real property owners; industry groups; public bodies; sailing clubs; boating clubs; environmentalists; scientists; conservationists; hunters; and water skiing, diving and other sports clubs.


(4) The board of commissioners may promulgate any rules necessary to implement the duties and powers granted to the board of commissioners.

33.45 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 324.

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